The Green Team assists Meridian residents, businesses, and others with recycling and waste reduction initiative. A current focus is upon apartment recycling, special events, and expanding curbside recycling. All welcome to attend.
How do I recycle with Rain Barrels?
At home rain barrels are a great way to capture runoff water from your roof. Water captured in barrels is a free source of water for watering gardens and your lawn. To learn how to make your own rain barrels, click on the links below.
What can I Recycle at the Meridian Recycle Center?
Recycle for free:
Styrofoam™—clean, no pea-nuts, no insulation
Glass—sorted by color
Paper, cardboard, boxboard
Recycle for a fee:
Compactable waste $2 per 30 gallon bag or $20 per cubic yard
Non-compactable waste $30 per cubic yard
Brush, leaves & branches $2 per 30 gallon bag or $15 per cubic yard. Yard waste does not belong in your trash. You can compost it, or your neighbors or close-by community gardens might be interested in doing so. If not, ask your hauler about curbside collection or drop it off at the Recycling Center for a small fee.
Where Can I Recycle Hazardous Waste?
If possible, use hazardous waste up or find someone that can — following instructions on the label. Ingham County collects household hazardous waste & medicines. Contact Ingham County for hazardous waste at all 517.887.4312.
What Can I Recycle with Granger Curbside Recycling?
Curbside Recycling collection is available at no charge to Granger customers in Meridian Township. The 96 gallon bins cost $1.50 per month if you elect that size for curbside recycling. Contact Granger with questions at 517.372.2800. Here are the following items that you can recycle in your Granger curbside recycling bin:
Mixed paper—magazines, books, newspaper
Mixed plastics—clean, no Styrofoam or plastic film #1 PETE, #2 HDPE, #3 PVC, #4 LDPE, #5 PP, #6 PS